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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Free: Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. Check Web site for free days in January and February. 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827

Art Institute of Chicago

Free: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, free for the month of February. 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 857-7161

Chicago Children’s Museum

Free: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, first Monday of every month for children 15 and under. 700 E. Grand Ave. at Navy Pier, Chicago(312) 527-1000

Chicago History MuseumFree: Mondays. Children 12 and under are free everyday. 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, (312) 642-4600DuSable Museum of African American HistoryFree Sundays. 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago (773) 947-0600

Field Museum

Free: Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Free days are second Mondays of each month. 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Free: Community Discount Days offer free general admission and discounts on some attractions. Held Monday-Wednesday in November. 1200 Lake Shore Drive Chicago, (312) 939-2438

Museum of Contemporary ArtFree: Tuesdays. 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, (312) 280-2660Museum of Science and IndustryFree: Nov. 24, Dec. 24 and 31. 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (773) 684-1414Notebaert Nature MuseumFree: Thursdays. 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, (773) 755-5100
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